Newsletter

September 27, 2019

Working for Colorado!

Dear Friends, The past week has been a full one in Washington D.C.! Each day has been packed with committee hearings, floor activity, and meeting with as many of my constituents as possible. We had some major victories for Colorado this week, and I look forward to many more in the coming months. PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES, ENDING GUN VIOLENCE In the House Judiciary Committee, we held an all-day markup, voting on legislation that would protect Coloradans and Americans from the rampant gun … Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

A Productive Month In District - Now Back to Work!

Dear Friends! It was a great pleasure to spend the month of August back home in the beautiful 2nd Congressional District of Colorado! It was a busy month for my staff and I. From hosting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for a discussion about healthcare in Broomfield, to discussing higher education policy with the experts at our local universities, to visiting with our first responders and veterans, and so much more, it was a productive month that served as a tremendous reminder of the … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

500+ Miles, 20 Town Halls, a Challenge for our Students & Colorado Peaches

Hello Friends! It has been wonderful being in the 2nd Congressional District this month during our August work period! I've been crisscrossing the district since I arrived, holding more town halls to hear from as many of you as possible, visiting our local businesses, our schools teachers, the regional forest service and so much more. Just in the last week and a half, we have been to 11 cities in 5 counties and traveled over 500 miles; it has definitely been an incredibly productive … Continue Reading


August 14, 2019

Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Visits Colorado for Their First Field Hearing

Dear Friends, I was honored to welcome the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to Colorado's Second Congressional District earlier this month for the Committee's very first field hearing! Early on, our team advocated for Colorado to be the location for the committee's first ever field hearing, and we were thrilled to have succeeded in securing the same! Chair Kathy Castor from Florida, Ranking Member Garret Graves from Louisiana, Sean Casten from Illinois, and Buddy Carter from Georgia … Continue Reading


July 30, 2019

Standing with Wildlife

Dear Friends, I have spent my whole life nurtured by a love of animals - from my childhood dog Toby to my wife's and my dog Teddy who now serves as big brother to our daughter, animals have always been a source of comfort and peace for me and have been cherished members of my family. Starting from the very first day I arrived in Congress, it has been my honor to stand-up for animals - from the pets that are treasured members of our families to the wildlife that roams the world - just as they … Continue Reading


July 02, 2019

Busy at work legislating for our communities, our public lands, education and much more.

Dear Friends, It has been a busy few weeks in Congress! We have been voting late into the night to finalize funding for many of the government agencies for next year, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act-legislation introduced by myself and Senator Michael Bennet-passed through Committee, it's first major hurtle before passage and I introduced an affordable housing legislative package. Keep reading to learn a little bit about each of these legislative accomplishments and how they … Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

Most Town Halls, Legislation to Help Our Students & much more!

Dear Friends, It has been an incredibly productive few weeks in Washington, D.C. and we have a lot to update you on! I introduced my 12th piece of legislation, was recognized for holding the most town halls of any freshman member of Congress, and secured an important hearing for legislation I introduced to install the Every Word We Utter statue as the first outdoor monument to the women's suffrage movement in Washington! MOST TOWN HALLS OF ANY FRESHMAN MEMBER! I was proud to be recognized … Continue Reading


May 13, 2019

An Update from Congress!

Dear Friends, It has been an eventful few weeks! In Washington, we passed major legislation to protect our climate, I testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to advocate for infrastructure investment in our district and we launched a new Congressional Caucus focused on encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. While I was at home, I was able to tour schools and small businesses across our district, judge artwork for this year's Congressional Art … Continue Reading


April 30, 2019

The First 100 Days

Dear Friends, It's been over 100 days since I took office and I've been hard at work for the people of the 2nd Congressional District. I introduced a record 10 bills, more than any other freshman member of Congress, held 13 town halls across our district, secured a hearing on an important public lands package in the Natural Resources Committee, passed an amendment on the House Floor, had two provisions signed into law by the President, and helped pass top Democratic priorities as a member of … Continue Reading


April 26, 2019

First Hearing to Preserve Colorado’s Public Lands

Dear Friends, Earlier this month, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act. Introduced by Senator Michael Bennet and me, this bill will conserve about 400,000 acres of public lands across the state of Colorado. A MAJOR LEGISLATIVE HEARING FOR THE CORE ACT Congressman Neguse speaking at the hearing for the CORE Act I was so thrilled to have supporters from across Colorado in attendance at this hearing, including … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

First Bill Hearing and More!

Dear Friends, This past week has been an exciting one in D.C. with the first Committee hearing on one of my first bills, the introduction of our 9th piece of legislation, which would expand access to affordable textbooks, my appointment as a leader of the Poverty & Opportunity Task Force, and so much more! A MAJOR LEGISLATIVE HEARING FOR THE CORE ACT Last week the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. Introduced by myself … Continue Reading


March 27, 2019

Always Great to Be Home!

Dear Friends, It was so good to be back in Colorado last week and visit with so many of you! We held four more town halls, spoke with labor leaders and mobile home owners at two round tables, visited with children at the Boulder Public Library, toured local schools and farms, hosted a Women's History Month luncheon, and visited The Academy in Boulder for our third "Senior Saturday." It was quite a whirlwind! 10 TOWN HALLS AND COUNTING Since taking office, I have held 10 town halls across … Continue Reading


March 08, 2019

Exciting Things Are Happening In Washington

Hello Friends, I'm so thrilled to share with you some of the great progress we've made in DC the past couple of weeks. From the passage of a public lands package that preserves beautiful and irreplaceable parts of our country, to action on responsible gun safety through universal background checks, to passage of a bold democratic reform package, it's been an exciting and productive couple of weeks. BOLTS DITCH ACCESS & USE AND THE WEDGE ACT TO BE SIGNED INTO LAW Last week, the House … Continue Reading


February 26, 2019

An Eventful Week in the 2nd

Hello Friends, It was so great to be back in Colorado last week. It was a breath of fresh air to be among fellow Coloradans, back in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains and home with Andrea and Natalie. I was able to visit with many of you throughout the district and I had the opportunity to sit down with our city and county leaders, local business owners, researchers at our federal labs and students at Colorado State University to have productive conversations about how I can be working for … Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

Hard at Work for You

Dear Friends, It has been an incredible honor to represent the 2nd Congressional District here in Washington. In these first few weeks, I have been hard at work for you, working on legislation to conserve our public lands, protect our democracy, keep our communities safer with sensible gun reforms, and to address the existential threat of climate change on our planet. ENSURING THE NEXT GENERATION IS ENGAGED IN OUR POLITICAL PROCESS I introduced the Next Generation Votes Act, federal … Continue Reading


February 07, 2019

Hitting the Ground Running

Dear Friends, On January 3rd, I traveled to Washington D.C. with my wife Andrea and daughter Natalie to be sworn in to the United States House of Representatives as your next Congressman. As the son of refugees and first Eritrean American to serve in the people’s house, it was an honor to have my father sitting in the House Gallery able to witness this moment. Only in America is my story possible. Since being sworn in, I have gotten to work immediately to introduce several pieces of … Continue Reading

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